Hi, Some of you know that I am a Pa State Constable. W/O going into the history of us or all our dealings here is the basic run down.
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We serve warrants out of magisterial judges, we do civil work, we serve domestic relations and criminal warrants. We do not aswer 911 calls usually, maybe on a officer back up or closest officer emergency. We have to supply all of our own equipment. ALL OF IT. We do not get training for a patrol rifle or shotgun. We often work alone in my county because we get paid per warrant. We can only get ourselves and another person paid on certain warrants. Most of them in my county are one person pays. Here is a scenario.
You walk to the door, knock, anounce, and say what your business is. Your defendant or whoever answers responds with force and it escalates to a fire fight. You have your pistol and two spare mags.
I work in the country alot so picture this in a rural no police setting, with slow trooper response due to distance.
You retreat to cover and this conver is your car. You are about 30-50 yards out and taking fire from a hunting rifle or AK, SKS, Shotgun etc.
You call for back up then what....?
I do not have the training for a rifle or shotgun. "officially"
I have heard a thousand times that Constables don't "need" a rifle or its for tactical entry or you are a "cop" or its for a shots fired response etc. All this crap makes no sense to me.
I would like to hear what you all think. Should someone in this situation carry a rifle to even the odds of returning home even though there is no "official training"?
Do you think that the only purpose to carry a LG is for shots fired or tac entry issues?
If I am getting shot at that is a shots fired scenario to me and I am first officer on scene and need to respond to those shots that they are firing at me.
Open the gates.